Monday, August 12, 2019

Freeform Celebrates 30 Days of Disney in September; A-List Stars Visit Fox's Animation Domination This Fall

Freeform 30 Days of Disney

For Disneyphiles everywhere, Freeform will air beloved Disney classics from Disney-Pixar's Toy Story to Disney's The Jungle Book (2016) and everything in between during the month of September as they celebrate "30 Days of Disney." Each week (Monday through Friday) in September will be themed to highlight the best of Disney villains, singalongs, pirates and sheroes. Each weekend will also be jam-packed with more of your favorite Disney films.

Sept. 2-Sept. 6 is "Villains Week," featuring such classics as Disney's Maleficent, Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991) and Disney's The Lion King (1994).
Sept. 9-Sept. 13 is all about Pirates and adventures with Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and more of Jack Sparrow's escapades.
Sept. 16-Sept. 20 is "Singalong Week" and will have you belting out celebrated Disney songs from Disney's The Princess and the Frog, High School Musical, Newsies: The Broadway Musical and more. Selected movies will feature on-screen lyrics to help you immerse yourself in your own musical experience.
Sept. 23-Sept. 27 fans can root for their favorite Sheroes in such movies as Disney's Moana and Disney's Zootopia, among more of your Disney faves.

Freeform will give viewers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the new lands at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in Southern California with a two-hour special, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Adventure Awaits, premiering Sunday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. EDT. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the immersive and exclusive television event will allow audiences to explore the epic new lands and learn more about how this new planet of Batuu came to life. With celebrity guests including Kaley Cuoco, Keegan-Michael Key, Jay Leno, Sarah Hyland, Miles Brown and more, Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney Cast Members share how they helped bring Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to life with fascinating insider details. The special will follow Neil Patrick Harris as he meets up with Keegan-Michael Key for some laughs in Oga's Cantina and takes a tour of Batuu. Sarah Hyland learns about the tensions between the First Order and the Resistance and creates her own droid at the Droid Depot. Jay Leno explores Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, inside and out, and Kaley Cuoco takes a special sneak peek inside the incredible upcoming attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.


The Simpsons

Get ready to hear your favorite stars when a top-notch roster of guest voices line up this season for the return of Fox's Animation Domination, beginning Sunday, Sept. 29, on The Simpsons at 8:00PM ET/PT, all-new series Bless the Harts at 8:30 PM ET/PT, Bob's Burgers at its new time of 9:00PM ET/PT and Family Guy at its new later time of 9:30PM ET/PT.

The 31st season of The Simpsons, the longest-running primetime scripted show in television history, will feature a multitude of guest voices, including singer, songwriter, record producer and pianist John Legend, his wife, supermodel and author Chrissy Teigen (Lip Sync Battle), and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley). Additional guest voices this season include Fortune Feimster (Life in Pieces), Asia Kate Dillon (John Wick 3, Billions), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Scott Bakula (NCIS: New Orleans) and directors Joseph and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Endgame). As previously announced, John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall also are heard this season.

Bless the Harts

Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey (The Last Man on Earth, Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live) and featuring an all-star voice cast of comedy stars, including Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell and Ike Barinholtz, Bless the Harts is a new half-hour animated comedy that follows the Harts, a Southern family that is always broke, and forever struggling to make ends meet. They one day hope to achieve the American dream, but they're already rich - in friends, family and laughter. Notable recurring guest voices throughout the first season include Fortune Feimster, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen and Drew Tarver.

Bob's Burgers

Recently nominated for its eighth Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program, the fan-favorite series Bob's Burgers returns for a momentous 10th season, and the beloved Belchers are back, along with some notable guest stars. Megan Mullally (Will & Grace) returns as Linda's sister, Gayle, in this season's premiere episode; Sarah Silverman and Laura Silverman return as The Pesto Twins; and Jenny Slate returns as Tammy Larsen. This season will also feature returning guest voices from Bless the Harts' Jillian Bell, Billy Eichner (The Lion King 2019), Jim Gaffigan, Max Greenfield, Kathryn Hahn, Thomas Lennon and Damon Wayans Jr.

Family Guy

Cult-favorite animated series Family Guy returns for a 17th season with new adventures and hijinks for the Griffin Clan and all their friends in the town of Quahog, RI. In the season premiere, guest voices Bryan Cranston and Niecy Nash return as Peter's (Seth MacFarlane) bosses. Additional guest voices this season include singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins, Mike Judge, Hank Azaria, Danny Trejo, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Christopher Meloni and Nat Faxon.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, August 25

Last Man Standing - "The Courtship of Vanessa's Mother" (Fox, 7:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Vanessa's mother comes to visit and hits it off with Ed; Mandy and Kyle tutor Boyd, but they may be the ones getting outsmarted.

Last Man Standing - "Dreams vs. Realty" (Fox, 7:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mandy nearly gives up on her dream of becoming a fashion designer when she is faced with rejection; Vanessa looks back at her own career path, which stirs up regrets; Mike steps in to help the women in his family realize their dreams.

The Simpsons - "Crystal Blue-Haired Persuasion" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
After Homer's work cuts children's health care benefits, Marge turns to buying healing crystals as a cheaper solution for Bart's ADD; Bart begins to succeed in school, prompting Marge to open her own crystals empire and sell to mothers at school.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Neighbor" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Fred struggles to discuss the mysterious cliffhanger from "The Flare" and speak with his guests because of a new noisy neighbor on the stage next door; Eric Stonestreet and Randall Park stop by.

Family Guy - "Trans-Fat" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Peter is mistakenly identified as transgender, which leads to an unexpected event and him learning an important lesson.

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage - "Elevator" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Fred gets stuck in an elevator and is unable to host the show, Taylor must face her biggest fear: hosting the show alone; Ike Barinholz, Jillian Bell and Taran Killam stop by.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 19)

Sunday, August 25

  • Adam DeVine (Workaholics/Modern Family) - Catch Issa on a repeat of Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.


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06/18 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season Two (Blu-ray)
07/08 - Man with a Plan - Season Two
07/09 - Broad City - Season 5
07/09 - Broad City - The Complete Series
07/09 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Fourth Season
07/09 - Speechless - The Complete Third Season
07/16 - Eight Is Enough - The Complete First Season
07/17 - The Practice (1976) - The Complete Series (WBShop.com)
07/23 - Brockmire - The Complete First Season
07/23 - What I Like About You - The Complete First Season
07/30 - The Good Place - The Complete Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Third Season
08/06 - Caroline in the City - The Fourth Season
08/13 - I Love Lucy - Colorized Collection
08/13 - Leave it to Beaver - Seasons One and Two
08/20 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Six
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